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showing signs of care or worry; fatigued by trouble or anxiety; haggard:
a careworn old woman.
Historical Examples

His countenance was careworn; and when he commenced his exordium, his voice was slightly cracked and tremulous.
Patrick Henry Moses Coit Tyler

His clothes were travel stained, and he appeared haggard and careworn.
Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No IV, April 1863 Various

It was thin, however, and careworn, and wore an expression that seemed to be the result of long-continued suffering.
The World of Ice R.M. Ballantyne

His face was thin and careworn, and his eyes had an uncertain, restless look in them.
Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer

Soon a face appeared upon the plate; the keen, but careworn face of Virgil Samms!
Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith

All could not help but notice that he looked a trifle pale and careworn.
The Rover Boys in the Air Edward Stratemeyer

Stephen had looked haggard and careworn from the first, but as weeks passed on he seemed to get worse.
Archie’s Mistake G. E. Wyatt

From her deck disembarked a hundred and one careworn exiles.
How to Succeed Orison Swett Marden

It is all quite right in after-years to be careworn and sad.
The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. IX., March, 1862., No. LIII. Various

His father seemed older, much older; tired, careworn, worried.
On the Stairs Henry B. Fuller

showing signs of care, stress, worry, etc

1828, from care (n.) + worn.


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